Morning Glory Cloud

Morning Glory Cloud
Morning Glory over Massacre Inlet (photo: Diane Davey)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Trial Run

Today ended up being the perfect day to depart. The fog forecast allowed for a second cup of coffee (gee, I'm really going to miss good coffee!). We got to Bacchus March, loaded up the plane and headed north. There were a few whispy clouds about, left over from the fog, but they cleared up gradually up to the NSW border where clear skies awaited.

The plan was for Phil to fly me up here (Tocumwal. The Falke was still here) then I load up the Falke and we head off to Lake Cargelligo in company (Phil in the Pacer, me in the Falke). We got here a bit after lunchtime and started loading up the Falke. Mike had left the shiny new canopy off to make this process easier. Despite having done a practice pack earlier in the week, it still took a while to ensure everything was secured and that nothing could foul the controls.

A few people dropped by to wish me a good trip which was really nice. We chatted away and ended up having a late lunch. It was so nice to feel the sunshine again after a Melbourne winter. Probably a bit too nice...

We ended up deciding to stay the night here at Tocumwal and to leave in the morning. Leaving Phil for 5 weeks will be really hard for both of us, so I wanted to make sure we had a nice last weekend together before I left without rushing around. So a nice relaxed night in Tocumwal seemed like the right thing to do. It is his birthday weekend after all!
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Happy Birthday Phil!

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